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  • A local democratic deficit – SMS polling to the rescue?A local democratic deficit – SMS polling to the rescue?Nov 15, 2013Armenian public decision-making has typically been marked by distrust and low engagement, despite having access to the necessary legal framework and institutions.

  • Armenia: Communities have their say via SMS polling Armenia: Communities have their say via SMS polling Mar 11, 2014Last November we discussed the development of an easy-to-use micro-referendum tool – an SMS polling application – to encourage citizen engagement in communities throughout Armenia. We wanted to help local authorities reach their constituents by providing them with a safe and open forum to express their opinions.

  • Armenia: empowering women to lead their communitiesArmenia: empowering women to lead their communitiesJul 2, 2013Since it opened an office in Armenia, UNDP has been advocating for gender equality. More recently, however, UNDP and the European Union have teamed-up to support women’s leadership in local communities.

Publication
Report on Application of the UN Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in the Armenian Courts

The report highlights main issues within the national legislation vis-a-vis the Covenant and lack of mechanisms to support proper implementation by the courts of the Covenant.